Apparatus Real Time Control and Navigation System Using Networked Illuminated Street Address and Directional Signs to Reduce Response Time of First Responders
Configurable apparatus consisting of a networked system of intelligent illuminated signs, including: street address, street name and directional signs, and providing real time navigation. Control computer of apparatus through sensors and operator data entry maintains up-to-date status information of routes within a community. Control computer interfaced to community security network, and interfaced with intelligent illuminated signs of the apparatus via wired or wireless network, such as INTERNET. Control computer will monitor sensors of the apparatus and execute control algorithm providing real-time navigation and assisting emergency teams to enter the community and reaching a target destination within the community as soon as practically possible, reducing the response time. Upon completion of onsite services, control computer providing real-time navigation and assisting emergency teams exiting the community as soon as practically possible. Apparatus configured as closed-loop control system maintaining optimum use of signs and functionality during power outage.